The American Bankers Association endorsed Freddie Mac this week to provide ABA members with exclusive benefits to assist in their mortgage lending activities, the association said in a press release.

Additionally, the alliance allows ABA member banks access to a special set of secondary market advantages including loan origination tools, customized training and portfolio management services.

“We are pleased to announce this endorsement of Freddie Mac,” said William Kroll, executive vice president of ABA’s Corporation for American Banking. “Freddie Mac and ABA have a long history of working together to provide our members with solutions that improve the origination process, enhance servicing, and energize portfolio management and investment strategies.”